Collective bargaining refers to the negotiation process between a union (on behalf of the bargaining unit it represents) and an employer to work out an agreement that will govern the terms and conditions of the workers' employment. The agreement reached through this negotiating process is called a collective bargaining agreement (CBA).
The National Labor Relations Act requires a duly elected union and an employer to meet and negotiate over wages, hours, and other employment terms, as well as to negotiate over issues that may arise under an existing CBA.
In the Aberdeen School District, we have six unions, and we work with each employee group to negotiatie and update CBAs:
- Aberdeen Education Association (AEA)
- Public School Employees (PSE)
- Aberdeen Athletic / Activities Association (AAAA)
- Food and Transportation
- Maintenance and Operations (AFSCME, AFL-CIO)
- Aberdeen Association of School Principals (AASP)